Swaziland's Flora Database:
Cadaba natalensis Sond.
(name current 2016)
Natal Worm Bush
Growth form: Climber
Found within protected areas
Swaziland distribution: lowveld only
Local abundance: occasional
Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Cadaba natalensis - Tall tangled or scrambling hairless shrub. Leaves narrow-oval, stalk very short, tip with minute point, up to 6 cm long x 1,5 cm wide, often falling or absent. Sepals four, c 8 mm long in unequal pairs, edges downy, greenish or brownish. Petals absent. Stalk with oblique nectary at base, bearing ovary and stamens, up to 3 cm long; stamens 3—5. FruIt cylindrical, splitting irregularly lengthwise; seeds several, their coats red.
* Where species names have changed, these have been matched according to herbarium specimens quoted in this publication.
Included in Tree Atlas.